Best Deer Hunting Rifles of 2016

Best Deer Hunting Rifles of 2016

If you're looking for a new deer-hunting rifle or shotgun, there is an excellent lineup for your next season. From high-end, long-distance rifles to slug guns, budget centerfires and a new muzzleloader as well, you have your pick of many calibers, styles and prices.

Following are the best deer hunting rifles of 2016.

Best Deer Hunting Rifles


NOSLER | M48 LIBERTY 


The Nosler Model 48 Liberty comes in 18 different caliber options, but the new one is 30 Nosler, with a 26-inch barrel. At 7.65 pounds, it has a synthetic stock, pillar bedding, a tuned trigger and a push-button lightweight floorplate. MSRP, $1,795.


Best Deer Hunting Rifle

REMINGTON | MODEL 783

This rifle might be priced right for the working man, but it shoots like a bank-breaking custom job with its adjustable CrossFire Trigger and new synthetic stock design complete with the SuperCell recoil pad. Choose from 10 different calibers in this go-anywhere rifle. MSRP $399.


Best Deer Hunting Rifle of 2016

MOSSBERG | PATRIOT 

Fans of the bolt-action Mossberg Patriot lineup will see that the rifle now has a stock covered in Kryptek Highlander camouflage. The 6 1/2-pound Patriot has a Lightning Bolt Action trigger, adjustable from 2 to 7 pounds. MSRP, $421.


Best Deer Hunting Rifles of 2016

WEATHERBY | MARK V ACCUMARK 

They're calling it the fastest 6.5mm there is. In keeping with some long-range shooters' need for speed, the new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum pushes a high-ballistic coefficient 127-grain bullet at over 3,500 feet per second. The Mark V comes with a sub-MOA guarantee. MSRP, $2,300.

Deer hunting rifle

MONTANA RIFLE COMPANY | COLORADO BUCK EDITION 

This rifle stands out with a carbon fiber Kevlar reinforced stock in caramel brown with black spider webbing. The barrel is 24 inches of hand-lapped stainless steel, Cerakoted in tungsten grey and finished off with a muzzle brake. Best caliber options for the Western deer hunter are 7mm Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag. MSRP, $1,850.

New deer hunting rifle

BROWNING | HELL'S CANYON SPEED 

This new sub-7-pound X-Bolt rifle is designed with a composite stock, a fluted and muzzle-brake threaded barrel, and the adjustable Feather Trigger. Choose from calibers ranging from .243 Win to .300 Win Mag 23- or 26-inch barrels. MSRP, $1,200-$1,240 for magnums.

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